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Yisrael Levin
Poem of the Month: June

“The Palace of Pan” / A. C. Swinburne Inscribed to my Mother September, all glorious with gold, as a king In the radiance of triumph attired, Outlightening the summer, outsweetening the spring, Broods wide on the woodlands with limitless wing, A presence of all men desired. Far eastward and westward the sun-coloured lands Smile warm […]

Victorian Prosody: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry

Followers of this blog will be happy to hear about the summer 2011 issue (49.2) of Victorian Poetry dedicated to Victorian prosody. Edited by Meredith Martin and Yisrael Levin, it consists of articles by both young and well-established scholars including Linda K. Hughes, Caroline Levine, Herbert Tucker, Jason Hall, Hazel Hutchinson, Jason Rudy, and Ben […]

New Media, Old Poetry

It turns out that Swinburne has a Facebook page. His last wall posting is dated May 5, 2010, which suggests he hasn’t been online for a while. Swinburne is not the only Victorian poet with a (semi-)active Facebook account. Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and even Lord Tennyson, the last poet one […]